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Yankees Miss Out On Superstar Free Agent To Giants Despite Speculation

New York reportedly won't be signing the superstar to boost the rotation

The New York Yankees reportedly won't be signing Blake Snell despite plenty of speculation.

New York was linked to Snell on numerous occasions since free agency opened this offseason but the two-time Cy Young Award winner reportedly is signing with the San Francisco Giants, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan.

"Reigning National League Cy Young winner Blake Snell and the San Francisco Giants are in agreement on a two-year, $62 million contract that includes an opt-out after the first season, a source tells ESPN," Passan said. "Blake Snell's deal with the San Francisco Giants ends a free agency that stretched to nine days before Opening Day.

"He entered the winter hoping for a long-term deal, but the market at the price he sought never materialized, and he winds up in San Francisco."

Snell would've been a great option for New York and filled one of the club's biggest holes, but the price tag was just too high at the end. 

New York has a massive hole in the starting rotation with Gerrit Cole set to miss at least one or two months due to an elbow injury. While this is the case, if the Yankees were to sign Snell, they would've had to pay a massive tax.

The Yankees reportedly made an offer to Snell early in the offseason but the superstar turned it down and the club turned their focus to Marcus Stroman.

Since then, there have been plenty of rumors but ultimately the Yankees decided not to get a deal done. There still are plenty of other options out there if the Yankees want to make another addition.